Voice of the Cape


Relative arrested for Jesse Hess’s rape and murder

The main suspect in the murder of Jesse Hess and her Grandfather, alleged to be a cousin, was found and apprehended in Struisbaai in the Overberg on Wednesday 13 November 2019, after raping a 16-year-old girl in Hanover Park just two days earlier. SAPS Captain FC Van Wyk said: “Kindly[…]

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Johnston road cemetery vandalised (PHOTOS)

Johnston road cemetery in Belgravia has been targeted by vandals who stole the copper piping overnight. A caretaker said the night-shift security guard saw four men with pickaxes jump over the vibracrete wall at 3am on Wednesday morning. When the day-shift security guard took over at 6am, he found the[…]

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Seven arrested during shoot-out at Promenade Mall

Drama unfolded at Promenade Mall this morning as Mitchell’s Plain police accosted robbers in their tracks following a robbery at a cellphone store inside the centre.  Police officials were alerted to the incident and arrived at the store as the robbers were leaving. This led to a shootout with police[…]

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Local soccer coach killed in Heideveld

A local soccer coach was killed in an alleged hit on Tuesday evening in Heideveld. 43-year-old Faried Lakay was sitting in his friend’s car in the parking lot of the Heideveld Sports Field when he was shot seven times. It’s believed to be a case of mistaken identity. Acting station[…]

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‘SAPS needs to get its house in order’: Premier

The Western Cape government has laid the blame on the national police minister for the province’s deteriorating crime statistics, saying inequitable police resources is the main problem. The long-awaited annual national crime statistics were released on Thursday, for the period covering April 2018 to March 2019. Over 21000 murders were[…]

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Western Cape is becoming more dangerous: Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the Western Cape is becoming more dangerous and is a hot-spot when it comes to the killing of police officers. Cele on Wednesday visited the families of the policemen who came under attack at the weekend, while on duty. Warrant officer Hilton Joseph was shot and[…]

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Police union wants heads to roll for ‘poor policing’

JOHANNESBURG – The SA Policing Union has blamed crime intelligence for the ‘poor state of policing’ in the country following the spate of xenophobic violence which has gripped the country. READ: Ramaphosa condemns Joburg violence after two more killed The president of the SA Policing Union, Mpho Kwinika said, “the South African Policing Union is not[…]

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Police to engage with Cape Flats residents

Deputy Police Minister, Cassel Mathale, says his Department will continue to engage with residents on the Cape Flats, to try to find a solution to high levels of gang violence and crime. Mathale was speaking outside parliament where he received a memorandum from a group of residents and religious leaders from[…]

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